This past Sunday, we started our third year of doing coffee and doughnuts after the 9AM Mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
We get to the church at around 0730, and while I’m getting the tables and chairs set up, Connie’s picking up the doughnut order from the Krispy Kreme down the road.
We get anywhere from 14-18 dozen doughnuts each week. The amount depends on the time of year, and sometimes the weather forecast. There are usually fewer doughnuts over the summer (lots of people out of town on vacations) and during the colder months. Some days we have just enough doughnuts, some days we end up with 2 or 3 dozen left over. It’s always a bit of a crap shoot trying to figure out how many to order.
There’s coffee (regular and decaf) and tea for the grown-ups, hot chocolate, apple and orange juice for the kids and plenty of doughnuts to go around.
We’ve met some really nice people who have become coffee/doughnut helpers (serving doughnuts, pouring cups of juice for kids, cleaning up). It’s a bit of work, but we enjoy doing it. It’s nice to see parishioners and their families come in, sit, chat and socialize over coffee and doughnuts.
If you’re in the neighbourhood, stop in, say hi and have a doughnut! We do coffee and doughnuts pretty much every Sunday except for the third Sunday of each month (Knights of Columbus do their pancake breakfast that day). The doors open after the 9AM Mass, which usually ends around 10AM and we normally stick around until 11AM.